Sandra Simonds, Ashland MFA Poetry

Sandra Simonds

Bio

Sandra Simonds is the author of six books of poetry: Orlando (Wave Books, forthcoming in 2018), Further Problems with Pleasure, winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize, Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). Her poems have been included in Best American Poetry in 2014 and 2015 and have appeared in many literary journals, including Poetry magazine, the American Poetry Review, the Chicago ReviewGrantaBoston ReviewPloughsharesFenceCourt Green, and Lana Turner. In 2013, she won a Readers’ Choice Award for her sonnet “Red Wand,” which was published on the Academy of American Poets website. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and is an associate professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.

Education

Ph.D. English/Creative Writing, Florida State University
MFA Creative Writing, University of Montana

Events

Feb
27
Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe...Read more
Feb
28
Thinking about an MFA? Come chat with the Administrative Director...Read more
Mar
6
Meet the Program Director, Dr. Christian Kiefer Discover how an...Read more
Mar
6
Meet the Program Director, Dr. Christian Kiefer Discover how an...Read more
Mar
19
Talk from Dr. Barb Schmidt-Rinehart and Foreign Language Honors Reception...Read more